Franey Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Franey Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1256 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

muddy

One of the more popular trails on the East Side of the Cabot Trail, Franey offers a great view point down a valley and over Ignomish and Middle Head. One can hike up and back the trail or make a loop by taking a Forest Road back down. The trail is well maintained but is steep in some locations, but steps are usually provided. The Forest Road takes you by a lake and offers potential for wildlife viewing.

3 days ago

The Climb is well worth the Views

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike! We did this on a beautiful day at the end of April and there was still a lot of snow on the trail, so much that we were able to snowshoe the whole thing. Great views and had the mountain to ourselves. Saw lots of animal tracks and a couple piles of bear scat. We couldn't do the loop as the trail was snowed out still so took the fire road up and down. Highly recommend!

1 month ago

Nice relatively easy hike with a great payoff at the end.

7 months ago

Stunning views. When you think you're at the top, you're not quite there. Keep going until you get to the red chair. Absolutely worth the climb.

hiking
8 months ago